Creston California

Creston News

                   November 8, 2017




the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! They also bake Pizza to order. I have had it and it is very tasty!

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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THANK YOU  TO  THE  COUNTY  PUBLIC  WORKS DEPARTMENT  FOR  the beautiful job grading and resurfacing Adams and  3RD  STREET  and  smoothing the transitions from the unpaved streets to the paved streets !   THANK YOU TO  ALL THE RESIDENTS  WHO  CONTACTED  DEBBIE  ARNOLD  REQUESTING THAT  THIS  WORK  BE DONE  !    - please thank Debbie if you can !

The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).


Thursday Nov 9th  6:30 PM Creston Classic Rodeo General Meeting - open to everyone ! will be at the  Community Center located at the end of Swayze st, downtown, next to the Community Volunteer Garden. Board Elections for 2018 will be held at the December meeting  -- 6 board seats are available - nominations NEEDED  !  Please join us and help us recap the 2017 Rodeo and plan for next year's Rodeo. This Rodeo is the biggest event being held in the Creston area and proceeds benefit many local clubs, scholarships, and improvements to our NEW  CENTER !

Thursday Nov 16th 1 Pm Garden Club meeting -  making holiday centerpieces, starting with Thanksgiving and then transforming the centerpiece for Christmas. Contact info is on the Links/Contacts page reached by clicking the button above. This Club has been maintaining the wonderful Community Volunteer Garden for many years, and donated the materials and labor to landscape the front yard of our beloved Library !

Saturday  Nov 18th  -  work day at the Garden

First Fridays on the Creston Wine Trail ::  Dec. 1st  noon - 5 PM. Kick off the weekend with Special Wine and Food Pairings and new releases on the First Friday of every month during regular tasting room hours. Olivas de Oro will feature holiday treats made with olive oil ! Details at

Friday Dec. 1st  6 pm  Women's Club Christmas Party ! Open to any and all ladies in the greater Creston area, especially former members !  the party will be at Susan's home off of La Panza. Contact info is located on the Links/Contacts page on this web site  -  see the button above !!

Sunday  Dec. 3rd  5:30 PM  --  Lighting of the Creston Christmas Tree in front of the OLD Sanctuary of the Creston Church, right on the corner of Adams St  and O'Donovan.

Olive the holidays FRIDAY  Dec 9th  noon - 5 PM - The Olivas de Oro annual holiday party will include holiday treats and cookies, samples of olive, balsamic, ranch products and our new olio nuevo. Wreath making with olive branches is a $10 donation to the local Food Bank. Get all your holiday shopping done with gift baskets and stocking stuffers. something here for everyone ::  SHOP  LOCAL !

Sunday  Dec  17th  THE  CATCH  FUND   Christmas Dinner  Fund  Raiser   5 - 8 PM at the Community Center, fabulous Italian Dinner catered by  Phil's Catering - tickets are $45 per person. Fliers are posted downtown. Order your tickets by 12/8  by calling  Donna  at  610-1517. There will be a very Lively Dessert Auction.  These desserts are extremely high end and baked by local folks. Three or four years ago, I was the lucky winner ( highest bidder ! ) of an amazing, hand made BLACKOUT  CAKE !  I had never seen one, and it was presented on a gorgeous Cake Plate ( elevated ) which I absolutely  HAD  to have ! Wow ! Worth every dime ! Tickets are limited to the first  100  people who reserve a ticket. The food is always  excellent and the cheerful decorations are worth the effort ! Time to break out the clean clothes for the holidays !

  Saturday  Dec 23rd  around  9 AM  - Christmas themed street party downtown Creston - coffee and pot luck goodies and treats (the community brings the treats ! ) and the Men's Club makes some amazing burritos - in front of the Post Office.  For the history of this event, please visit my Creston History page by clicking on to the button above. Santa generally arrives around 11 AM, and hands out little age appropriate gifts donated by the generous Women's Club, PLUS,  the Friends of the Creston Library hand out wonderful books to all the kids waiting in line to sit on Santa's Lap !! I am willing to bet that our little community is the ONLY  one in this county with this long standing tradition ! Please tell your friends and neighbors to come and stand around and visit. In the past 6 or 7 years, a few bold men create delicious desserts using Dutch Ovens - but be sure to arrive by 9:30 am to get a sample - everyone loves Dutch Oven desserts !



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